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Sunday 21 December 2014

Miller: Pinch scene was strange

Danny Miller had his bottom pinched by Lesley Sharp in Scott And Bailey
Danny Miller had his bottom pinched by Lesley Sharp in Scott And Bailey

Danny Miller has admitted it was strange having his bottom pinched by Lesley Sharp in his new TV series.

The former Emmerdale actor has joined the cast of ITV's Scott And Bailey as detective sergeant Rob Waddington, who is in charge of the two female detective constables played by Lesley and Suranne Jones.

In one scene, Lesley's character Janet pinches Rob's behind, and the 22-year-old actor confessed it was "challenging" to film.

"It was strange, I knew it was coming and it was towards the end of the shoot. I just thought, 'How are they going to film that? What are they going to say?' And I could imagine the amount of innuendo there would be on set," he said.

"But it was fine, everyone's so professional and it's not real is it? Plus, it's not every day you get to have your bum pinched by Lesley Sharp!"

Danny revealed he once toyed with the idea of joining the police force himself.

"I was struggling with what to do because I'd come out of school with not many qualifications and I wanted to go back to college to study to be a police officer," he said.

"At the time, because I was only young, I didn't even think about MIT (Major Incident Team) or anything like that, I just thought about being in a uniform and banging the sirens on. I never thought it would be this level."

He admitted he's probably not cut out for it in real life though: "I'd rather avoid confrontation at all costs, so I wouldn't be great at it, but you never know."

:: Danny Miller joins the cast of Scott And Bailey as DS Rob Waddington from episode four, which is on ITV on Wednesday, April 24.

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